Benefits To Using Asphalt Shingles


Benefits To Using Asphalt Shingles
One of the greatest inventions of the 20th century is the Asphalt Shingle. You read that right; the Asphalt Shingle. It vastly improved it’s predecessor and is used by nearly every family in the United States. Before the asphalt shingle, most roofs consisted of wood shakes. While this is still a sought after product, it has quickly become second best to the asphalt shingle in quality, safety and durability.

One of the main problems with wood shingles is that wood is flammable. As with older style shingles or shakes, your risk greatly increases for structure loss due to fire. So much so that many communities have banned this style of roof. In comes the asphalt shingle. It not only is more flame retardant (Class A), it’s cheaper to install and has a longer life span, if properly maintained.

Asphalt shingles are not just safer when it comes to fire. They maintain a class 4 impact resistance rating, withstand high winds, and adapt to many different angles and forms to provide the best fit and look.

In order for shingles to be guaranteed, they must be installed by a professional. Achten’s Quality Roofing has been providing Western Washington with the quality and honest roofing services for 10 years and maintain one of the highest contractor titles in the business, GAF Master Elite. You can rest assured knowing that Achten’s Quality Roofing has your family covered!

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